Uganda

The pearl of Africa

Adroa travel is a tour operator focusing on ecotourism, community travelling, adventure and luxury safaris.
Panos Karakitsos
Founder, Adroa Travels
WHO WE ARE?

Panos Karakitsos Story

My name is Panos Karakitsos and I am a world traveler and photographer. I’ve been living and exploring Uganda for the past 5 years. I have been collecting stories from all across the country that literally changed my life. Uganda has been my home and blessed me with amazing feelings and travels that I want to share with the rest of the world. Come with me to experience the real Uganda, far from the mainstream, known destinations. Come with me to experience the unknown. Come with me to ‘live like a Ugandan’.

With many years of experience in the tourism industry and a Bachelor’s degree in International Tourism Management from Breda University, Netherlands, I decided to create Adroa Wild and Adventure Safaris in order to form a safe bridge between Uganda and the outside world.

Check out my Photography Website.

Inspired By Passion
In Uganda, you will witness more than a 1000 species of birds, which accounts for 68% of the continent’s bird species and 12% of the world population. Among the rare species include the Shoebill stork, Great blue Turaco and Crested crane. More than 345 species of mammals live peacefully in the land of Uganda, including gorillas, buffalos, lions, leopards, elephants and rhinos. Smaller mammals include bats, moles and pygmy hedgehogs. The dense forests of Uganda are home to over half the world’s 1000 mountain gorillas still remaining in the wild. Gorillas are one of our closest ancestors with 98% similar DNA.
Inspired By Passion
Uganda proudly deserves her title as the Pearl of Africa. The country is a unique destination that offers all the amenities any tourist needs for a magical experience. From luxury hotels, to eco-lodges and amazing local homestays, there are a number of options for the best accommodation choices for you and your loved ones to relax and be part of the unique natural environment.
For a small country, Uganda sure does have a lot to offer. You will discover an exceptional biodiversity that combines extensive species of flora and fauna. Undoubtedly, Uganda has one of the most attractive wildlife scenes in Africa, with rivers like the River Nile, lakes, tropical rainforests, savannahs and a great number of mountains, including the 3rd highest peak in Africa, the Rwenzori.
An Abundance of Water Sources
Even though Uganda is a landlocked country, you can find multiple sources of water. Starting with Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world, and 165 others, Uganda has the most lakes on the continent. The source of River Nile starts in Jinja, Uganda and expands throughout the country, creating an amazing ecosystem and home for thousands of species of plants and animals. At the same time, it creates a fun playground for watersports and relaxation.
The Friendliest People on the Continent
Ugandans are famous for their hospitality and open hearts. They will invite you to eat with their family or have a cup of tea. They always love to share stories and laughs. Do not forget to bring a gift when someone invites you to their home. Even if it’s a sack of rice and sugar, or a bottle of the famous Uganda Waragi, remember to bear gifts.
The Best Food and Fruits.
With the Equator splitting the country in half, the climate is fruitful for the juiciest mangos, smoothest avocados and sweetest passion fruits and pineapples you can find in East Africa.
What is Adroa Travel?
Adroa travel is a tour operator focusing on ecotourism, community travelling, adventure and luxury safaris. Working together with local partners, tour guides and eco-friendly accommodations, we are trying to create impact in cultural exchange and common benefit for the tourists and the local communities. Sharing stories and creating feelings is our priority. We want to take you for a trip that will enhance all your senses. A trip that will make you relate to Uganda and Ugandans as a people and one that will be an unforgettable memory worth sharing for many years to come. Travelling with us, you will sleep with the trumpet of elephants and wake up with an orchestra of a million birds to the aroma of the freshly cooked vegetables arousing your inner chef. You will sit around the bonfire and hear stories from the old Mzee of the tribe with trillions of stars brightening your night, while the ancestors stare right into your eyes. You will taste food that will make your mouth water and get in trance with the ancient African drums. Together we will experience the unknown. We believe that coming together and sharing experiences can change the world into a more beautiful place. We follow the philosophy of Ubuntu. I am because We are.

The name of the company was given as a tribute to the supreme God of Lugbara tribe...

Photographer

- Denise Motz
"Travel is the only thing you pay for that makes you richer,
because to travel is to live. "
Why travel with Adroa?
-Long before we created Adroa, we spent thousands of hours travelling with a backpack in order to provide you with the most off the beaten path and authentic destinations.
-We do not address Tourists but Travelers who want to go a step further and become part of the culture and the environment they found themselves in.
-We always work with local partners and try to create opportunities for the regional economy.
-We chose eco-friendly accommodations built in harmony with the natural environment they belong.
-We do not copy anyone. We plan our trips with passion, precision, research and innovation, custom based on the individual’s needs.
-We will make you feel like a Ugandan. We will make you feel like Home.

Photographer

- Denise Motz

Our Mission,Vision
and Values

MISSION

We want to create a sustainable bridge for travelers between East Africa and the world.

VISION

Make the world a more beautiful place, while travelling and learning from the unknown.

VALUES

Environmental respect and awareness.
Skill and intercultural exchange between travelers and locals.
Share stories and laugh more.
Ethical operation in line with rules and guidelines of conservation.
Transparent and direct information sharing with tourism stakeholders.
We accept and embrace all human uniqueness and differences.
Create unity. UBUNTU philosophy “I AM BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE”.

Photographer

- Denise Motz

are you Ready to pursue your dream?

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ADROA NAME
The name of the company was given as a tribute to the supreme God of Lugbara tribe in the West Nile region of Uganda. Adroa was the ultimate god transcended in the sky and bearing two faces, the Good and the Evil. Slowly Adroa gave birth to all the Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, and Animals. All those kids are called Adroanzi. Eventually he gave birth to a pair of Twins Gborogboro-Male (the person who came from the sky) and Meme (Female- The person who came alone). Without physical intercourse the females were producing Twins for many generations. The last pair of siblings, the Hero Ancestors are Jaki and Dribidu who had superpowers and could perform magic. They gave birth to many boys who are the founders of the current clans. Most people from the Lugbara tribe can trace their ancestors back to the Hero Ancestors.

New packages 2022/2023 are coming soon.
Stay tuned to find out more about our amazing Luxury Safari

For the Luxury Safaris we chose high end lodges that offer unique experiences, atmospheric ambiance, superior customer care and immense hygiene. On top of that, the most important part of the accommodation are the special places that you have the chance to discover around the destination including culture and wildlife.

Feel free to explore one of the below packages or contact us to adjust them for you.

For the animal lovers

Safari-animal watching can happen through game drives with car, motorbike, boat, hot air balloon and in some cases with bicycle or walking. It includes birdwatching all around the country, chimpanzee, gorilla, rhino tracking or game drives for the big 5 and other species of mammals, primates, carnivores or reptiles.
For example, you can walk in Kibale National Park for the chimpanzee and other primate tracking. Bwindi offers a hiking experience in order to find the famous mountain Gorillas. In Ziwa you can walk very close to the rhinos and in Lake Mburo you can cycle among zebras, impalas and giraffes.
You can have a boat tour in Murchison falls and have a magnificent bird watching experience or observe crocodiles and the rest of the animals relaxing. Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth offers another magnificent boat tour with the highest population of Hippos in the whole of Africa.
You can have a game drive through Kidepo, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, or any of the 10 national Parks in Uganda.
If you are on the more extreme side of things, some parks allow motorbike safaris and if you like the view from the sky Murchison Falls offers Air Balloon Safaris at 3.5 km above sea level.

Hot Air Ballon Photo (5th)

By Murchison Falls Official Website UWA

For the water lovers

Uganda, with more than 165 lakes, is the country with the most lakes in Africa. Many of them were created by volcanic craters with crystal clear water. It borders the 2nd biggest lake in the world with thousands of beautiful islands along the archipelago providing amazing opportunities for swimming, water spots and relaxation. The river Nile sourcing from this lake in Jinja, creates an amazing atmosphere for watersports like rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, swimming, sub or cocktail drinking with magical sundowners.

Feed your body, mind and soul

Together with the great yoga instructor Stella Patience from Power Yoga Jinja we organize yoga retreats all around Uganda. All of them surrounded by natural sounds and breathtaking landscapes, will help you detach your mind from everyday frustrations and heal your soul. Detox with the best chefs serving you fresh fruits, herbal tea and great dishes of your choice. You can choose among camping in nature or treat yourself in a luxury hotel and spa in the middle of a National Park with birds and animals composing a harmony of life.

For the camera lovers

For the content creators we offer photography and videography tours among the most breathtaking destinations where you can only see in National Geographic.

For the creatives, the philosophers and the foodies

Uganda offers a wide variety of talented humans with interest in music, designing, dance, carpentry, pottery, jewelry, craft making and want to share their skills and passions with you.
With 56 tribes from all around the country you can imagine that the traditional ceremonies and the food you can find in homes is beyond imagination.
Come with us to experience the real Uganda. Taste the food, hear the sound, feel the soil with your hands. Find the Karamojongs and learn about spirits and magic in Africa before Christianity took over. Harvest honey from bee farms and milk cows for their fresh milk.

Photographs

By Denise Motz

For the mountain lovers

Come and run with us in the land of Champions, Kapchorwa or climb one of the many peaks of Uganda including the gigantic Rwenzori that rises 5.109 meters above sea levels. Other great mountains are Mt Elgon (4320m), Sippi Falls and the 3 out of 8 Virunga Volcanoes, Muhabura(4127m), Mgahinga(3474m) and Sabinyo(3645m).

Photographs

By Jan Bakker

For the bike lovers

We offer Full Tour or Hire on Location Motorbike and Bicycle tours for the extreme sport lovers that want to explore Uganda in a more free and wide perspective. We will provide you with all the equipment you may possibly need.

For the Coffee lovers

We offer coffee tours in the highlands of Mt Elgon. Have the chance to meet the farmers first hand and be part of the coffee harvest and collection. In the next step working together with The Coffee Garden and the Great Lake Coffee we will have the chance to see an extensive process of coffee and how it goes from the tree to your cup. On top of that we will be able to explore the Sippi Falls and the beautiful nature of Mt Elgon.

Feel free to explore one of the below packages or contact us to adjust them for you.

We know that it’s hard to choose among activities and accommodation when you have to book from the other side of the world. Especially for a country like Uganda that offers great opportunities to fill up a year of travelling. We are here to cocreate the ultimate experience and facilitate all the desires for you and your loved ones.

 You can email us, and one of our agents will personally handle all your questions and create together your dream expedition in the Pearl of Africa.

Are you an excited traveler that wants to discover something new? Are you bored at home with lockdowns driving you crazy? Do you have a budget in mind that you do not know where to allocate while travelling? Do you like surprises and unknown destinations? Welcome traveler, the universe led you in the right place at the right time.

Imagine yourself waking up and having someone ready to drive you for a trip you will never forget. Without knowing the itinerary or the place you are going to sleep. Without knowing what comes next. Do not worry though we guarantee you will not get disappointed. We are here to create a surprise trip for you according to your favorable budget and personal taste. Maybe you like chilling and canoeing in one of the 165 lakes of Uganda. Maybe you like a weekend retreat full of yoga and meditation transcending your spirit. Maybe you like to travel across Uganda with a motorbike or a bicycle. Maybe you are a nature enthusiast that wants to hike mountains and reach the highest peaks of the country. Maybe you like to rejuvenate in one of the best lodges in the country enjoying your fresh passion juice or cocktail while the sunset bliss your eyes.

Fill out the questionnaire and be prepared for the Journey of your life.